What kind of party do you give a little boy who’s mad on trucks and diggers? A construction party, of course.
That’s exactly what Sydney mum Tanya did when her truck-mad son Marc turned three recently. And just like at a real construction site, Tanya did much of the grunt work herself. Come ogle with us at all her DIY cleverness.
Tanya set the scene for the party with a stack of hand-drawn diggers and other mechanical giants that she stuck here and there around the back yard, along with various road signs.
And would you just look at the fun wearable bulldozers she made from cardboard boxes for the kids to play in – we can certainly see why they were the hit of the day.
We’re in all sorts of love too with the tool belts that Tanya made for each guest, filling the pockets with plastic tools for the mini-workers to don on arrival, along with their very own hard hat. The guests were allowed to take these home after the party, tools and all – a great alternative to lolly bags.
Being a true DIY-er, Tanya even made the bunting, the menu cards and all the other party paperie on her home computer, using printables from My Grafico.
When it came time for food, Tanya says she tried hard to strike just the right balance between sugary treats (it is a party, after all) and food that wouldn’t have the preschooler guests really trying to tear walls down.
My heart’s all aflutter over the adorable lolly tractors and I can’t help but be impressed by the gingerbread tools. Guests also munched their way through popcorn cups, cupcakes from the local bakery and a veritable truckload of lollies, along with the savoury fare. Now it’s time for a closer look at the birthday cake, pictured below in all its fondant glory with a concrete mixer perched jauntily on top. Yummo!
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